There is nothing quite like a concept for you to let your imagination run wild, right? After all, you need not be bogged down by details such as physical limitations or a shorter battery life due to the number of features you threw into the mix. Well, here is a rendering of a concept phone by someone who figured out that RIM might actually want to consider when it comes to churning out a BlackBerry 10 QWERTY slider. The whole idea of this concept is to maximize the display area. When the concept phone is closed, the bezel looks extremely narrow, although it does not really break new ground in terms of hardware design.
Slide it open, and your eyes (and obviously, fingers) will be treated to a new-style angled keyboard for a greater ergonomic user experience. After all, this angled keyboard was picked up as a patent by RIM earlier this year. What do you think of the overall design – is the keyboard too flat for your liking at first glance? I do hope that RIM nails their next BlackBerry device correctly with the mass market, as the company really needs a shot in the arm at this point in time and in the immediate future.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: BlackBerry Blade concept looks sharp, RIM fantasizes with new BlackBerry form factors,
If you’re looking for a cloud service that lets you play casual games regardless of what device you’re using, Big Fish Games has got a service just for you. Called Big Fish Unlimited, it allows customers to play casual games no matter what device they’re gaming on. Be it on your PC, tablet or even TV (Big Fish Games has teamed up with Roku to bring its games to your living room), you’ll never have to worry about losing any progress you’ve made when playing on different devices.
Hmmm, I guess the age old adage that “better late than never” can be safely applied to the LG Spectrum. After all, we have already spotted leaked renders of the LG Spectrum 2, and here we are with word that the old school LG Spectrum user manual has just been updated, sporting references to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unless someone out there made a typing error on purpose, this can only mean but one thing – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to the original LG Spectrum. Basically, it does seem as though the operating system update is just awaiting its final approval from the folks over at Verizon.
Some of the new features found on Ice Cream Sandwich has been included into the updated manual, including multi-tasking capability. I guess it takes nothing else other than patience for Verizon to perhaps issue a statement for the arrival date of Ice Cream Sandwich for LG Spectrum owners. After all, if you had waited all this while, what is a short while more, right?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: LG Prada 3.0 receives Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in Germany and Italy, LG Optimus LTE, Optimus LTE Tag, and Optimus Vu to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update,
The Eliodomestico water filtration system has picked up a gong this year under the ?Professional Winner for Social Impact?, where it was conceived by Gabriele Diamanti to be an improvement over the current water filtration system. This particular project is not only simple and straightforward, it will also do its part well to ensure that folks who drink water need not look for unsafe and unhygienic sources any more. After all, it has a no-nonsense construction that helps keep production costs down, and is constructed from readily available materials.
To put it in a nutshell, Eliodomestico is an open-source eco-distiller that is powered by solar energy in order to deliver safe drinking water for the masses, especially those who live in developing countries. It produces freshwater in a simple manner, using sea or brackish water for starters. Capable of producing up to 5 liters of life giving water daily thanks to a direct solar-powered distillation process, Eliodomestico does not require filters or electricity to work, and has minimal maintenance. Sounds like a dream device to own, no?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Toilet water filtered into drinkable water?, Bobble Bottle set to offer clean water,
While we do know that Amazon is working hard to roll out the spanking new Kindle Fire 2 to the masses later this fall, does that mean the original Kindle Fire will just die a quick death? Apparently not, as there are whispers going around that the original Amazon Kindle Fire will experience a price drop when its successor debuts, at least according to the good people over at DealNews. DealNews claims that Amazon will follow in Apple?s footsteps by retaining both the iPad 2 and new iPad, so that would mean the Amazon Kindle Fire will most likely see a price drop to perhaps $169, which would make it possibly one of the lowest for the Android-powered tablet market.
This might also be part of Amazon?s effort to price themselves against Google?s hot new tablet, the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 that retails for a mere $199. What do you think about this move if it is proven to be true? Do you think that a 15% discount off a year-old tablet is compelling enough to have you part with your hard earned money? Only time will tell, so we have decided to strap ourselves in for this exciting ride.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: AOL PLAY now for the Kindle Fire, Amazon to release six new Kindle Fire tablets?,
When it comes to the world of Android-powered tablets among the more established names in the industry, Huawei does not really pop up into one?s minds. However, the company is not going to just bundle over and call it quits anytime soon, having officially announced the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite which will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although we are left wondering whether there will be an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update coming our way in the near future as well.
As the moniker gives the game away, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite will feature a 7? display at 1280 x 800 pixels, which is not too far different from the Huawei MediaPad that rolled out in 2011 that sported the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system. Just what kind of hardware will the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite pack? Well, it is said to come with ?3G cellular voice, SMS and MMS?, Wi-Fi connectivity, 1080p video playback, a metal unibody, and a rear camera of unknown resolution. We do hope to hear more about the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite in due time, that is for sure. In the mean time, you can read more about the Huawei MediaPad 10.1 here.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Huawei MediaPad receives Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD ? official specs,
Apple has just announced their financial results for Q3 ended June 30, posting a quarterly revenue of $35 billion and a quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion. Comparing it to a revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion in the year-ago quarter, it must be said that international sales make up a whopping 62% of the latest quarter?s revenue. Sounds like impressive figures are being bandied around here, but this is Apple we are talking about here, and those figures translate to an earnings miss which has sent Apple?s stock to drop by over 5% initially. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Apple looks at $2.52 billion payout from Samsung , 'Ridiculous' says Australia judge on Apple-Samsung 3G dispute,
Word has it that Update 8779 is being sent out to majority of the Nokia Lumia family, where this particular update will no doubt deliver brand new features as well as bug fixes. After all, what good is an operating system update if it will not be able to introduce a slew of bug fixes and make the entire user experience a whole lot more stable, right?
The Nokia Lumia 900 version 2175.2101.8779.12201 will see users enjoy enhanced sensitivity for proximity sensor performance as well as improvement to your smartphone?s screen colors, especially under low light conditions. As for the Nokia Lumia 710 version 1600.3031.8779.12180, Internet sharing (Wi-Fi Hotspot) is enabled so that you can share your current Internet connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices or computers. Are you in a conference or meeting and realized that the silent mode has not been turned on? Fret not, ?flip to silence? is also introduced with this update.
As for the Nokia Lumia 610 version 1066.0000.12201, it will deliver enhanced sensitivity for proximity sensor performance as well as improved sound level for alarm tone during voice calls. Anyone given the updates a go yet, and how do you find it?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nokia Lumia 900 goes all batty with Batman model, Nokia Lumia PureView: Actual leak or mere concept?,
Personally, I don’t know too many people who own the ASUS Padfone, but if you’re one of them, expect a new over the air update to start rolling out to your device this week. The new update brings your phone/tablet up to Android 4.0.4 (no Jelly Bean yet) in addition to some important changes. The update improves system stability and optimizes operating performance, dynamic display switch performance, power consumption, camera performance and quality; improves the message/email edit function, input method optimized, increased SD card support to up to 64GB, added Super Note, and adds device tracking and data protection support.
Very useful features that Padfone users will no doubt find helpful. If you haven’t received any notification updates on your device yet, go to Settings > About > System Firmware Update > Check Update, or download it manually from ASUS’ website. Do let us know how the update goes for you.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Asus Padfone arrives in the US for $860, ASUS PadFone gets priced and ready for pre-orders in Taiwan starting tomorrow,
When it comes to gaming notebooks, you cannot have them small and light – and this particular rule has no two ways about it. After all, no gamer worth his or her salt is going to sit there and play on a tiny display, and neither do they want stripped down parts to the bare essentials that it cannot even crank out a decent frame rate, never mind that lugging a real gaming notebook around is no mean feat on one?s shoulders. Well, MSI hears this clarion call, and have just updated their GT70 and GT60 gaming notebooks with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M graphics chipset, which is said to be the fastest mobile GPU to date.
It will be powered by a speedy Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, a Killer E2200 Game Network, Dynaudio Tech speakers with THX Surround Sound and SteelSeries Programmable Backlit Keyboard, ensuring that gamers will be able to experience the ultimate in mobile gaming, although I see this as a waste for folks who want to purchase this just to play Facebook games all day long. It is a travesty, I say!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: MSI GT60 and GT70 Gaming Notebooks Launched, MSI GT783 gaming notebook announced,